Washington Men's Tennis Stings Sacramento State Hornets, 7-0

Feb. 22, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - The 18th-ranked Washington men's tennis team (9-0, 0-0) defeated unranked Sacramento State, 7-0, on Friday evening in the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Five of the six singles matches were taken in straight sets, as the Huskies continue to dominate in non-conference play.

Washington claimed the doubles point as all three pairs won their matches. At No. 1 doubles, Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Georgen, Austria) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) took Sherif Zaher and Matt Jones down to a tiebreaker, 9-8(2), to secure the win and the doubles point. Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) defeated Fabio Jesus and Peter Farkas, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles. For only the third time this dual season Scott Felsenthal (Memphis, Tenn.) and Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) paired together and took care of Nick Sheehan and Ali Abboy, 8-2.

At No. 3 singles, Palmanshofer clinched the win for Washington, defeating Jones in two sets, 6-1, 6-3. Scharler played in the fourth spot and made things look easy with a 6-0, 6-3, win over Sacramento State's Abboy. Ruby also had a quick match, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, over Sheehan.

No. 52 Hanlin played No. 1 singles and defeated Zaher, 6-2, 6-4. Nick Weiss (Santa Monica, Calif.) earned his fifth dual win as a sophomore, defeating Farkas, 6-2, 6-3. Weiss now owns an 11-2 overall record. No. 30 Vlaski was the only Husky to take his match into three sets, but he finally came up victorious with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, win over Jesus at No. 2 singles.

Washington will face unranked Texas Tech and Idaho on Feb. 23 and 24, respectively. Both matches will take place in the Nordstrom Tennis Center beginning at 3:00 p.m. each day.

No. 18 Washington vs. Sacramento StateNordstrom Tennis CenterFriday, February 22, 2002

SINGLES1. (52) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Sherif Zaher (SSU) 6-2, 6-42. (30) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. Fabio Jesus (SSU) 6-4, 6-7, 6-13. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) d. Matt Jones (SSU) 6-1, 6-34. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Ali Abboy (SSU) 6-0, 6-35. (143) Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Nick Sheehan (SSU) 6-1, 6-16. Nick Weiss (UW) d. Peter Farkas (SSU) 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES1. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) d. Zaher/Jones (SSU) 9-8(2)2. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Jesus/Farkas (SSU) 8-63. Scott Felsenthal/Scharler (UW) d. Sheehan/Abboy (SSU) 8-2

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